Central Kalahari Game Reserve
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana, experience a place of golden plains and exceptional diversity of wildlife.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve is within the Ghanzi District, and together with the Khutse Game Reserve they form the largest Game Reserve Complex in Botswana and the third largest in the world.
The 52 800 sq.km Game Reserve consists of fossil valleys and short shrub savannah type vegetation.
Forming part of the Kalahari ecosystem it supports a wide variety of animals such as wildebeest, hartebeest, eland, springbok, kudu, giraffe, brown hyena, warthog, cheetah, wild dog, leopard, lion, blue wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, kudu,
red hartebeest and springbok,
Sleeping in the open without a tent is dangerous and tents should be fastened to prevent snakes, and scorpions from gaining entry.
Foodstuffs should not be kept in the tent but in vehicles to avoid the unwanted attentions of lions and hyenas.
Visitors may walk in pan areas where visibility is good, but walking in areas of tall grass or thick bush is potentially dangerous and not encouraged.
It is always wise to stay within easy reach of the vehicle. There are three entry points to the reserve, the one through Khutse in the south, then a western entrance through Xade, and also in the north-east through Matswere.